President, Metropolitan Oncology Medical Group 1978 – 2012 (34 years)
Practice of Hematology Oncology, Medical Oncologist
Metropolitan Hematology-Oncology Medical Group 1978 – 2008 (30 years)
Retired June 2010
President of Saint Vincent Medical Center Medical Staff 2009-2011 (2 years)
Developed & Directed 32-bed Oncology Unit at Saint Vincent Medical Center, with 3 rooms prepared for severe immunosuppression or marrow transplantation.
Partner in Wilshire Oncology Medical Group 1984-1993 (9 years)
Eventually, my area of coverage was replaced by 6 Oncologists, & paved the way for opening of 2 new Radiation Units.
- B.A. Harvard University Cum Laude, 1966 Major: History & Literature, Pre Med
- M.S.in Biochem.Anatomy 1971, M.D. Baylor College of Med, 1971, Houston, Tx Graduated w/ Highest Honors
- Residency: Yale University, New Haven, CT, Fellowship in Med Onc/Heme MDAH and Baylor College of Med.
- Research interest: Microembolization–Helped develop Arterial in-line blood filters&cardiotomy sump filter
- Published 100+ papers while in fellowship and at Brooke Army Med Center
- 35 years in practice at St. Vincent Medical Center in L.A.
- 10 years on Clinical faculty in Heme-Onc at USC
- Tumor Boards & Registry programs at multiple hospitals in San Gabriel Valley
- Tried and failed to build community based clinical trial network 1980.
- “Invented” Sandostatin as treatment for chemotherapy-induced diarrhea
- Introduced Alternative Medicine facility w/ Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Exercise, Meditation, and Massage for both Cancer Patients and non-cancer patients.
- Worked with Korean Community 1990 to screen hepatitis B patients for Hepatoma
- Lectured Philippino community physicians and their patients regarding need for regular BSE and mammography.
- Implemented free transportation, inexpensive rates for needy patients.